[Python-Dev] PEP 460: allowing %d and %f and mojibake

Kristján Valur Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Sun Jan 12 22:37:52 CET 2014

+1, even better.

From: Python-Dev [python-dev-bounces+kristjan=ccpgames.com at python.org] on behalf of Mark Shannon [mark at hotpy.org]
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2014 17:06
To: python-dev at python.org
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] PEP 460: allowing %d and %f and mojibake

On 12/01/14 16:52, Kristján Valur Jónsson wrote:
> Now you're just splitting hairs, Nick.
> An explicit operator, %s, _defined_ to be "encode a string object using
> strict ascii",

I don't like this because '%s' reads to me as "insert *string* here".
I think '%a' which reads as "encode as ASCII and insert here" would be

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